Lagos Comic Con is back and bigger

By Gabriella Opara
September 14, 2018


The Lagos Comic Convention (LCC) is set to take place this weekend, and organisers say the event is bigger than ever.

Ayodele Elegba

On Saturday, September 15, the seventh edition of the LCC will be hosted at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Popularly known as Africa’s biggest geek and pop culture event, the annual convention will be attended by over a thousand guests, exhibitors and buyers.

The one-day event features a number of activities, from master classes to pitches and costume (cosplay) competitions, as well as exhibitions and networking opportunities.

This year’s convention focuses on the theme; Aspire, Dream, Prosper. Attendance is free but one must register to have access to the various master classes from different sectors of the creative industry.

“Being the seventh edition this year, we want to give every attendee the experience of a lifetime. The fun will be seven times bigger. At the end of the event all who came will leave without a doubt they were in truly the biggest gathering of geeks and pop culture fans in Africa,” said LCC founder Ayodele Elegba.

Other aspects of the event include: Nollycon (a film plenary), Comiccon (for artists, animators, illustrators to showcase their projects), Gamezone (for gaming enthusiasts), Rendacon (plenary and seminars discussing the business of comics) and Bookicon (access to author signings and publishing workshops).

Kids aged between six and 12 also get a chance to learn about animation and illustration at dedicated workshops at the Kids Zone.

Speakers include: Niyi Akinmolayan, Mbuotidem Johnson, Osas Asemota, Toke Makinwa, Juliana Oloyede and Jeanne Blasberg. Click here to purchase tickets for the master classes and Kids Zone.

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